Action Comics #969

by Ryan.L on December 14, 2016

Writer: Dan Jurgens
Artist: Patrick Zircher
Colorist: Arif Prianto
Publisher: DC Comics

Men of Steel continue as some mysterious men have arrived and are attacking Superman and Super-Lex. They have seen the future and want Lex dead for his possible future of becoming the new leader of Apokolips, bringing death to the universe. Some think that he should die, as this falls under the killing baby Hitler theory. But can you really condemn a man for something he has not done only because he might?

This issue we get to find out more about who these two mysterious men are and where they took Super-Lex. Not everyone is a villain and we get to see what drives them to do what they do and risk their lives to save the future.

I really enjoyed this issue. With finding out more about Zade and L'Call it really brought some humanity to them and their fight. This really is not as straight forward as one would think. Lex has done some terrible things in the past, and not everyone including Superman believe he has truly changed. Superman may not agree with Zade and L'Call's methods, but are they entirely wrong?

The art is really well done here as well. I like the edge that Patrick Zircher has brought to the book. This is not just a good versus evil fight, there is so much more emotion and weight to this story and Zircher captures that in the artwork perfectly.

I highly recommend picking this one up. The issue does deal more with Zade and L'Call, but I feel that helps to raise the story to a new level. Action Comics in my opinion has been the stronger of the Superbooks out right now and is definitely a great read.


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